Umphrey’s McGee Offer ‘Cemetery Walk’ Sandwiched Second Set With Frank Zappa Cover In Tahoe

first_imgIt’s been a busy week for Umphrey’s McGee. The band not only announced the details behind their annual UMBowl event, but they also revealed plans for a major summer tour. Having spent a few days off since their three-night stand in Aspen, CO, Umphrey’s McGee got back to work with a potent performance at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe last night.The show opened with a first set of all originals, including opener “Bathing Digits” and favorites like “Tribute to the Spinal Shaft,” “Ringo,” and “Utopian Fir.” The second set brought more of the heat, opening up with “Cemetery Walk” and ending with, fittingly, “Cemetery Walk II.” Amid the continuous music came a cover of Frank Zappa’s “Dirty Love,” as well as “Phil’s Farm,” “Nemo,” “Dear Lord,” “Resolution” and “Much Obliged.” The band was seriously on fire, jamming with a passionate energy that UM fans have come to know and love.Next up for Umphrey’s is a return to the Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA, before the winter/spring tour wraps up in Los Angeles, CA at the Wiltern. The final show will be broadcast by SiriusXM Jam On, so don’t miss out!Check out the full All Things Umphrey’s setlist below:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe South Shore Room, Stateline, NV – 3/24/16Set I: Bathing Digits > Get In The Van, In The Black, Tribute to the Spinal Shaft > Ringo, Prowler > 2nd Self, Utopian Fir*Set II: Cemetery Walk > Phil’s Farm, Nemo > Dear Lord > Nemo, Resolution^ > Much Obliged > Dirty Love, Cemetery Walk IIEnc: Room to Breathe > Andy’s Last BeerNotes: *with Looks That Kill (Motley Crue) jam and quote; with Baba O’Riley (The Who) teases and jam ^with brief Eye of the Tiger introlast_img read more

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Umphrey’s McGee Probably Tested New Virtual Reality Technology At Last Night’s Show

first_imgWe’re cool with that. Check out the setlist from last night, courtesy of All Things Umphrey’s:Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee at House Of Blues, Houston, TX – 4/20/16Set 1: Miami Virtue > Domino Theory, Mad Love, FF > Conduit, Driven to Tears > Mail PackageSet 2: Puppet String, Attachments, Much Obliged > Resolution > Hindsight, Rocker, Girlfriend is BetterEncore: Go to HellSupport: TAUK Beloved jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee hit the House of Blues in Houston, TX last night, resuming their spring touring with support from TAUK. Umphrey’s brought the heat on “4/20,” delighting fans with some fiery treats of their own.The show featured mostly UM originals, including an opener of “Miami Virtue” and classics like “Puppet Strings,” “FF” and more. The second set even featured a cover of Talking Heads’ “Girlfriend Is Better,” and a “Go To Hell” encore capped off a great show.As the headline suggests, the band’s manager, Kevin Browning, tweeted about some virtual reality technology that was retweeted by the band. While Browning’s comment didn’t 100% confirm the use of the technology, it stands to reason that the band wouldn’t have posted it at all were it not true. Perhaps they don’t want to commit to VR without testing it out first, but, considering the Grateful Dead guys just used it in Santa Clara, it stands to reason that VR technology might be the future direction for live concert footage.last_img read more

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Bonnaroo Shows Off First-Ever Bathrooms With Brand New Plumbing System

first_imgThe biggest attraction at this year’s Bonnaroo may not be its music, but its plumbing. Yes, you read that right.Anyone who has attended Bonnaroo knows that the festival is truly isolated on its Manchester, TN locale. After 15 years spent living the port-o-potty life, the festival invested in a major water line to run into the grounds, allowing them to install two fully functional bathrooms (with 150 toilets each!), three new shower buildings, and 58 new water refill stations.Bonnaroo co-curator Rick Farman spoke about the new johns with The Tennessean, saying “One of the things we heard feedback from the fans on is that, obviously, the Port-O-Let experience is not as comfortable as permanent bathrooms. We decided that would be a good place for us to spend some of our investment capital, and now we’re really glad that it’s going to be out there this year.”Though the bathrooms are still under construction, the 80,000 people who make their way to Bonnaroo annually have something to celebrate. Farman explains, “In some ways, we’re more similar to a Burning Man than we are to a Lollapalooza. I think that the people who are looking for the Bonnaroo experience are looking for something a little more immersive, and more about coming together with a creative community.”The festival kicks off in just a few weeks, running from June 9th to 12th with headliners Pearl Jam, Dead & Company, LCD Soundsystem, and, now, Plumbing. As Farman says, “We always want to stay ahead of the curve and create the best experience we can for the fans,” and having a clean place to use the bathroom certainly makes for a great experience.last_img read more

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Vulfpeck Debuts Beatles Cover In Guest-Filled NYC Variety Show [Review/Videos]

first_imgLast night, fans in Central Park were given a night of true funk and soul, as Vulfpeck made their SummerStage debut, with Eric Krasno Band and Lawrence taking the opening slots. It was an incredible triple-bill that inspired tons of great playing, guest appearances, unexpected covers, and an epic throw-down from the Vulf as they kicked off their four-night NYC run.Funky upstarts Lawrence kicked off the night, and their soulful brand of music was the perfect way to start the evening. Featuring material from their debut album, Breakfast (produced by Eric Krasno), the band played through songs like “Do You Wanna Do Nothing With Me?” and “Oh No”, working the early arriving audience to full affect. The band included their awesome covers of “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child and “Get Busy” by Sean Paul, and they invited Kraz out to jam with them towards the end of the set. Lawrence are on the up-and-up, so keep an eye out for them as they continue to grow as a band.Krasno returned to the stage shortly after Lawrence ended, bringing his new solo band to SummerStage for a set of music from his new album Blood from a Stone. He performed the album’s lead single, “Jezebel”, as well as several other tracks from the new record, showcasing Krasno’s songwriting and lyrical guitar playing greatly. The band was tight as they worked through their limited catalog, with Kraz often taking a back seat to feature the other members of his tight band. Guitarist Danny Mayer in particular stood out, connecting with Kraz early and often to help push the band’s improvisational sections. Clyde and Gracie Lawrence came out towards the end of the set for a guest spot, and they each took turns belting it out as the band brought its set to an impressive conclusion.It was around 8:30pm when Vulfpeck graced the stage. Fans of the band immediately noticed some extra musicians stepping forward as well. The band was augmented by Cory Wong on guitar and Richie Rodriguez on percussion, and the two musicians would join the band for the duration of the show. Vulf kicked things off with “Welcome To Vulf Records”, and three more guests would come on stage to add to the band’s sound: frequent Vulf collaborator Joey Dosik on saxophone, Mark Dover on clarinet, and a special appearance by Eddie Barbash, saxophonist from Jon Batiste and Stay Human. It was a great way to start off the set, getting the crowd extremely hyped as the makeshift horn section blew their way through the song’s sultry outro.The band then kept Dosik on stage for a few songs, and he led the band with gusto as he sat at the keyboards and sang passionately on his brief feature. Wong was then featured on a track that Jack revealed as “the final track on our new album”. The track is called “Cory Wong”, and heavily showcases the guitar player’s funky chicken picking. The song actually dates back to 2013, but will be released as a studio recording for the first time on Vulfpeck’s new album, The Beautiful Game.Then, Vulfpeck invited their idol, Bernard Purdie, to join them for a moment on the drums. Jack Stratton seemed truly in awe of Purdie, delivering a hilarious bit of banter about listening to Purdie’s records in his parents basement as a child. Stratton begged Purdie to play his famous “Purdie Shuffle” for the crowd, before calling out “OK, now you’re gonna start up Kid Charlemagne, 1, 2, 3, uggghhhhhh”. The band performed the song in note-perfect fashion, with Theo Katzman doing an admirable job imitating Donald Fagen. Katzman and Wong harmonized perfectly to re-create Larry Carlton’s famous guitar solo, and the band were all smiles playing the music that inspired them with one of the musicians who created it.The band then counted off “Beastly”, a true launchpad for bassist Joe Dart to show off his Fender Jazz Bass skills, as he and Purdie locked in for a truly memorable version. Purdie brought his section of the show to a close as the band performed an absolutely beautiful cover of “Something” by The Beatles, which also saw Eric Krasno return to the stage to perform a duel guitar solo with a giddy Katzman. Katzman has not hidden his admiration for Krasno since first playing with him back at Fool’s Paradise in April, and watching the Vulfpeck man smile excitedly as he locked horns with Krasno was a true sight to behold. Purdie also sat in with the band on their hit single “Back Pocket”, which Katzman used as an opportunity to create some crowd participation.As Purdie walked off stage, Stratton excitedly took the mic again to introduce Antwuan Stanley. Stanley has seen himself turn into a sort of superstar in his own right this summer, and he walked on stage with his pressed white shirt and sunglasses on in full rock star mode. The band started “1612”, while Stanley had the audience in the palm of his hands. The crowd seemed to know every lyric and every ad-lib, essentially every nook and cranny of the song, as Stanley owned the audience with his impressive and energetic performance.Jack Stratton then introduced his mother, who taught the crowd the dance to go alone with “Funky Duck” that won the band’s Internet-based competition some months ago. After teaching the dance to the crowd, Mama Stratton then put on a pair of sunglasses and said “I think I see a Funky Duck…”, after which Vulfpeck launched into the fun lead track from their last album, Thrill Of The Arts. She stayed on stage, performing the official “Funky Duck” dance all the while.The band followed that up with a delicate tune, as Stanley led the band through “Wait for the Moment”, which once again showcased the audience’s vocal prowess, singing every single note back to Stanley as he passionately performed the ballad that is quickly becoming his calling card. Before Stanley ended his set, Katzman introduced the crowd to Steve Watkins, a keyboardist in the Allen Stone Band who had been guesting with the band at various points of the evening. Watkins is a master of the vocoder, and he, Katzman, and Stanley then led the band through Rufus‘ classic “Tell Me Something Good”.Vulfpeck crushed SummerStage last night, and they continue their ascension in today’s funk and soul scene. They are a unique band, and their live show seems to only be getting better. Seeing them perform with so many of their idols alongside many of the artists they have hand-picked to feature in their videos, on their albums, and in their live shows, one could say that last night’s Vulfpeck show was the most complete show of their career. With material spanning five albums, covers of The Beatles and Steely Dan, and standout guest spots throughout the night, this was the Vulfpeck variety show.See below for a few videos from the night in Central Park. Vulfpeck returns to Brooklyn Bowl tonight to kick off a three-night stand at the beloved venue.Watch “Welcome to Vulf Records”, courtesy of YouTube user vulfscapeWatch “Beastly”, courtesy of YouTube user linusjWatch “Back Pocket”, courtesy of YouTube user linusjWatch “Something”, courtesy of YouTube user vulfscapeWatch “Tell Me Something Good”, courtesy of YouTube user linusj Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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TAUK Stretches Out Material New & Old In Two-Set Milwaukee Rager [Gallery/Setlist]

first_imgWith the release of their brand new album Sir Nebula just a month ago and now the beginning of a massive fall tour just a few days ago in Pittsburgh, TAUK continues to make their music known to bigger and bigger audiences. Last night the quartet brought their progressive and instrumental sounds to Milwaukee’s Miramar Theatre for a really fun Saturday night show, on October 8th.Indiana-based funk rock outfit Earphorik opened the show, laying down a great and funky set to get things rolling. TAUK followed shortly thereafter, opening the show with a fun “Dirty Mouth”. For the entirety of the concert, TAUK pulled evenly from all their releases with at least one track from each album. From the new album Sir Nebula, they played “Sunshine Harry,” “Waver,” “Resolve,” “Time’s Up,” and “Darkwing.” Although some of these tunes have already been in their repertoire for quite awhile, it was the first time I got to see this new material live, and it fit really well in the show. “Time’s Up” had some notable musical exploration that exemplifies TAUK’s ability to stretch out. Another one of the musical highlights was “Afro-Tonic.” The song always has a great jam section, and this version didn’t disappoint as it got quite out there.The other thing to note about the show was that it was two sets. One has probably seen TAUK at a festival, or opening for Umphrey’s or STS9, over the past year, and it has usually been one set. Even the last time they were in Milwaukee, headlining a show, they played one set. So it was a very pleasant surprise to hear them play two sets. TAUK easily has enough material to cover two sets, so hopefully this is a trend that lasts. So after two sets, they raged an encore with “When In Doubt” followed by the Kill Bill theme “Battle Without Honor or Humanity.”TAUK continues their tour throughout every region of the country, so be sure to check them out when they play near you. They will consistently be on the road from now until the year culminates in Boston for a New Year’s Eve bash with Lettuce. Seeing TAUK play in smaller, more intimate venues might be a luxury that will not be afforded in the future.Setlist: TAUK at the Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, WI – 10/8/16Set One: Dirty Mouth, Mokuba, Sunshine Harry, Afro-Tonic, We Hope Your Exorcism Was Successful, Waver, Resolve, In The Basement Of The AlamoSet Two: Friction, Dirty Blonde, Sweet Revenge, The Chemist, Time’s Up, Contusion, Darkwing, Collateral,Encore: When In Doubt, Battle Without Honor Or HumanityCheck out the full gallery by Ojeda Photography, below! Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Dark Star Jubilee Reveals Stacked Initial Lineup For 2017

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead tribute Dark Star Orchestra returns with their 6th annual festival event, the Dark Star Jubilee, slated for Memorial Day weekend at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. Taking place from May 26th through the 28th, the Jubilee has revealed their initial lineup today, and it’s looking great! Of course Dark Star Orchestra is headlining their own event, but they’ve brought Greensky Bluegrass and more fantastic acts to their 2017 event.The full lineup announcement includes Hot Tuna (electric), Keller Williams’ KWahtro, David Nelson Band, Hot Runa (acoustic). Rumpke Mountain Boys, Jeff Mattson & Friends, Like Father, Like Son, Owsley County, and Matt Reynolds are all featured on the initial billing. Jubilee is always a great musical celebration, and you can expect more great artists to be announced for the festival in the coming days.For more information, you can head to the official Dark Star Jubilee website here.last_img read more

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EXCLUSIVE: The Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownstein Talks Brooklyn Comes Alive And City Bisco

first_img***Tickets Are On Sale Now!***To find out more about ticketing, VIP options, and lodging, head to the festival website. Bassist Marc Brownstein is one of the masterminds behind jamtronica juggernaut The Disco Biscuits. This weekend will be a busy one for the bassist, who has scheduled performances at the Biscuits’ own City Bisco in addition to multiple sets at Brooklyn Comes Alive, a two-day multi-venue festival featuring over 100 individual musicians arranged into dozens of unique collaborations, tributes, and dream lineups. We got the chance to catch up with Marc Brownstein ahead of his Brooklyn Comes Alive performances to chat and get a better idea of what to expect from the weekend.Purchase tickets to Brooklyn Comes Alive here! Late-night on Saturday, September 23rd (technically, the wee hours of Sunday, September 24th), Marc Brownstein will play one of his special DJ sets at Music Hall of Williamsburg from 2 to 3:30 am following the Disco Biscuits’ own run-closing performance at Ford Amphitheater. Brownstein will perform a special supergroup set on Sunday, September 24th, along with Biscuits brother and keys player Aron Magner, Umphrey’s McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins, Lotus drummer Mike Greenfield, Motet guitarist Ryan Jalbert, and Trey Anastasio Band horn section and vocalists Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman.Gary Mellini is a music lover in Denver by way of Chicago and is one of the creative forces behind the Noise Behind The Sound Podcastand events like J2G Live’s Dance Party Time Machine concerts.L4LM: You’ve played on all three Brooklyn Comes Alive events. What do you love about the event that keeps you coming back?Marc Brownstein: It’s just such an interesting and unique idea to have so many musicians doing rare collaborations, you know, outside of, say, Jazz Fest. Brooklyn Comes Alive has also been really supportive of my DJ project. To me, I love to get out of my comfort zone but only in special places.L4LM: You’re playing with Magner, Mike Greenfield, Joel Cummins, Ryan Jalbert, Jennifer Hartswick, and Natalie Cressman for a supergroup set on Sunday. Obviously, you have a lot of history with Aron and Mike, but what can fans expect with the others getting thrown into the mix?Marc Brownstein: I guess we are all going to have to check it out to figure that out, though we do have some great surprises going on for the Sunday Fun(k)day set. You know, Ryan and I have played together once or twice, and I specifically felt like we had really good chemistry. I’ve been looking forward to collaborating with Jals again for a while. Super funky. Deep in the pocket.L4LM: You’re also doing a DJ set at Brooklyn Comes Alive. How do you approach your DJ sets, and is it different than how you approach the Disco Biscuits or your other side projects?Marc Brownstein: Well, for one, I’m not playing bass. That’s a pretty huge difference. Maybe I should start bringing my bass to my DJ sets! I bring a drummer—Jeremy Salken of Big Gigantic—along from time to time. When we do that, it’s called Tennis Jacket. But, ya know, I’m just trying to explore music and learn new ways of performing. If the perfect opportunity presents itself, I’ll get myself out there and start mixing tracks together.L4LM: The Disco Biscuits have City Bisco going on the same week as Brooklyn Comes Alive with two nights at Irving Plaza the 21st and 22nd and then two nights on Coney Island at the Ford Amphitheater the 23rd and 24th. Coming off of some pretty amazing runs like Colorado and Camp Bisco, how excited are you to get back out and play some more shows?Marc Brownstein: We have gotten into the groove. It took some time to figure out how to stay fresh always without being constantly in the midst of long tours, and it all comes down to discipline. Do we have the discipline to stay on top of our game during the four or five weeks that we don’t play? I can only speak for myself, but I was always the least disciplined member of the band. Now that I’ve stepped up my game in terms of keeping on a really strict routine, I feel like the band is consistently at a higher level than a few years ago when I would let myself fall out of shape for a few weeks at a time. Staying ready on an instrument is the same as in sport and with exercise, you know? It’s just all about consistency.L4LM: As a New Yorker, what’s your favorite thing about doing multiple-night runs like this in NYC?Marc Brownstein: That’s kind of a loaded question! Irving is a few blocks from where I grew up. We went to shows there as kids. It’s fun to come back to the hood. And Coney is in my blood. As a Brooklyn native, Coney Island is that iconic spot that holds the dearest of places in my heart.L4LM: The last time I got to see you guys play was for the Biscuits’ Colorado run in June, and that Red Rocks performance was easily my favorite show you guys have played up there. The Ogden shows had some pretty rave reviews as well. Do you share the feeling that a lot of fans have right now that the band is sounding as good as it has in a really long time?Marc Brownstein: It’s definitely nice to have the fans feeling so good about the way the band sounds. I’ve been getting a lot of messages from new fans too. People who tell me our set at Summer Camp blew them away, or how they came to Camp Bisco for the first time, or how LOCKN’ was their first show and it was surprisingly their favorite set of the weekend. That only happens if your band is playing at the top of their game. Otherwise, you get swallowed up by the overwhelming amount of other great talents out there. So, I’ll let you speak for the fans, and from the band I’ll say, we appreciate the kind words.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive is set to take place across three venues in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bowl, Schimanski, Music Hall of Williamsburg) on September 23rd and 24th. The unique homegrown event puts the focus on the musicians, curating dream team collaborations, tributes, and artist passion projects for two full days of incredible music both new and old.The 2017 lineup is set to include hand-selected band lineups featuring all-star musicians like John Scofield, George Porter Jr. (The Meters), Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier (moe.), Bernard Purdie, Joel Cummins, Ryan Stasik, and Kris Myers (Umphrey’s McGee), Aron Magner and Marc Brownstein (The Disco Biscuits), Mike Greenfield and Jesse Miller (Lotus), Jason Hann (String Cheese Incident), Alan Evans (Soulive), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers), Henry Butler, Reed Mathis (Electric Beethoven), Michael League, Nate Werth, Chris Bullock, Robert “Sput” Searight, and Bob Lanzetti (Snarky Puppy), Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band), and scores of others!last_img read more

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Reed Mathis & More Lead Joni Mitchell Brunch Tribute At Terrapin Crossroads [Photos/Video]

first_imgAt the end of last year, another bassist of great regard brought together a band of talent to Terrapin Crossroads to perform tunes that, to many, are the epitome of Sunday music. On December 10th, 2017, TXR hosted Reed Mathis and a limited-time group of musicians for a special brunch tribute to iconic songstress Joni Mitchell. Performing two sets over three hours, Mathis, the mind behind Electric Beethoven and frequent Grateful Dead-member collaborator, traded chops with some of the area’s finest on pieces pulled from Mitchell’s extensive catalog.Terrapin Crossroads has certainly established itself as a staple for great live music in the North Bay. Hosting a multitude of talent, whether on the large stage of the Grate Room, the outdoor waterside stage, or the intimate bar stage in the center of the restaurant, this venue offers up music nearly every day of the week, and the musicians who perform here are as tasty as the food and drink. Fans have come to realize that high-caliber players often show up to sit in or play in these informal surroundings, including the venue’s proprietor Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Peter Rowan, and Barry Sless, to name a few. For locals, the special treat of being within feet of this talent while eating a great meal makes the experience all the better. Although most shows fall during happy hour or later, Sundays at Terrapin offer brunch shows that provide fans a great musical closer to the weekend while they enjoy coffee, benedicts, friends, and jams.Sharing the stage on Sunday, 12/10/17 was the talented Jeanette Ferber on vocals, who would have moved Mitchell herself. Handling the keys was East coast transplant Jordan Feinstein, the founder of Jordan and The Ritual. The Ritual are considered one of the area’s most original formations, consisting of a cycling cast of who’s who in the local scene. Taking on the skins was long-time drummer Pete Lavezzoli, who is the touring rhythm for Melvin Seals & JGB. Finally, Electric Beethoven’s axe-man, Clay Welch, bestowed his soulful touch throughout the set, alternating between slide and finger picking, handling the intricacies like a pro.Although one might expect female vocals throughout the sets, all whom graced the stage, with the exception of Welch, contributed either alone or in duet to a number of tunes, reinforcing the talent of these individuals in both instrumentation and voice. Though the talent and music of Joni Mitchell are currently absent in the live setting, seeing these folks choose to pay tribute to her with the deepest of regards was a moving experience–a reminder that her contributions continue to influence people over many generations and that her music and words will forever have a place in humanity.Watch Jeannette Ferber lead the band in a rendition of Mitchell’s “A Case of You” from the brunch performance below, courtesy of YouTube user Cory Ferber:If you missed the opportunity to hear great takes on these classics in December and are looking for some soul food to satisfy both the ears and the body, the group is conducting an encore performance tomorrow, Sunday, January 7th at Terrapin Crossroads.Below, you can view a gallery of photos from the 12/10/17 performance courtesy of photographer Jake Cudek: Joni Mitchell Brunch (Reed Mathis, Jeanette Ferber, Jordan Feinstein, Pete Lavezzoli, Clay Welch) | Terrapin Crossroads | San Rafael, CA | Photos: Jake Cudek Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Leftover Salmon Tears Up Fort Collins For Two Wild Nights [Full Show Audio/Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Photo: Fat Guerilla Productions Load remaining images Photo: Nicholas Stock Night 2 For their second night at The Aggie, Leftover Salmon invited Niwot’s The Jauntee to Fort Collins to warm up the crowd. It would be easy to lump them into the progressive rock category, however, this misses the mark. This is a multi-genre jam band that is ridiculously fun. Each song was a new adventure; they opened up with “Before The Storm”. Funk, Americana, rock and roll were all on the table as The Jauntee took the audience on a ride for an hour. The bubbly “Renaissance Man” featured the funky bass of John Loland and the straightforward vocals of Tyler Adams. Ultimately guitarist Caton Sollenberger stole the show with his intricate riffs and relentless solos. “Old Thompson” was a highly composed tune with countless twists and turns. The Jauntee is the type of band you randomly come across at a festival and then never forget.Setlist: The Jauntee | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO | 2/3/2018Set 1: Before the Storm, Know it All > For the Birds, Renaissance Man -> Fear, Valley Girl, Everybody Knows This is Nowhere> Old ThompsonLeftover Salmon returned to the Aggie stage for one more night of rambunctious rowdiness and tight tunes. Vince danced his way through “Better” to start the set. Salmon went deep and dark on night two with huge versions of “Breakin Through” and the Vince-sung “Danger Man.” The “Pasta On The Mountain” was a huge high point with a version of The Eagles’ “Hotel California” sung to the tune of “Rocky Top” into the Grateful Dead’s “Going Down The Road Feeling Bad” smack dab in the middle. They brought back the “Pasta” to end the first set.The “Zombie Jamboree” got fans dancing early during the second set. Vince invited his son, Silas Herman (Gipsy Moon), to lend his strings to the mix on “Unplug That Telephone.” He stayed up for the “Sockeye” jam as well. Andy again took a turn on the mic for “Light Behind The Rain.” They closed with a huge version of Lou Reed’s “Rock and Roll.” The encore again took on monumental proportions with Rag’n Bone Man’s “Rueben’s Train” setting the stage for a huge jam that included Iron Butterfly’s “In A Gadda Da Vida” as well as The Beatles’ “Come Together.”Setlist: Leftover Salmon | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO | 2/3/2018Set One: Better, Gold Hill Line, Here Comes The Night, Flight Of The Durbin> Breakin’ Through, Higher Ground, Danger Man, Pasta On The Mountain> Hotel Rocky Top> Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad> Pasta On The MountainSet Two: All Night Ride, Zombie Jamboree, The Other Side, Winter’s Gone Today, Out In The Woods, Unplug That Telephone*>  (Sockeye)*> Light Behind The Rain, Unpromised Land, Rock and RollEncore: Reubens’ Train> Hot Corn, Cold Corn> Reubens’ Train> In A Gadda Da Vida> Come Together> Crossroads> Reubens’ Train* with Silas Herman on guitar[Audio: Eric Wilkens]Leftover Salmon, and in particular Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt are the godfathers of jamgrass. They represent all that is good in the music world of Colorado. They are singlehandedly responsible for inspiring generations of jammers and bluegrass fans. And they are still at it today. With a slew of tour dates including their upcoming stay at The Stanley Hotel and a slot at Summer Camp Music Festival, Leftover Salmon shows no signs of slowing down. Next time they are heading through your town don’t hesitate, just go.You can check out a collection of photos from Leftover Salmon’s recent show in Fort Collins below, courtesy of the author, Nicholas Stock.Leftover Salmon | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO | 2/2/2018 | Photo: Nicholas Stock Over the weekend, Leftover Salmon splashed down for two nights in The Choice City with a bucketload of buttery jams and assorted shenanigans. For the group’s two-night run at Fort Collins, Colorado’s Aggie Theatre, the band invited newcomers Woodshed Red to open the show on Friday and The Jauntee to take those honors on Saturday. Leftover Salmon is a band anew; what began as an injection of youth from banjoist Andy Thorn has continued with the addition of Alwyn Robinson on drums and now Erik Deutsch on keys. Objectively, Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt are the old guys, but their picking skills are still second to none.Night 1Night one began with Colorado Springs’ Woodshed Red. This four-piece is just a good time. Their style of dance-fueled jam grass was an excellent start to the night. With the release of their first album Rosin On the Bow in 2014, Woodshed Red has been garnering new fans up and down the Front Range ever since. This is Colorado music at its finest. They opened up with “I Never.” Originals like the snappy instrumental “Pink Pants” blended beautifully with a grass cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.” Woodshed Red is definitely a band to keep your eye on if you dig solid musicianship and strong songwriting. The cherry on top was a stringed out version of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire.”Setlist: Woodshed Red | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO | 2/2/2018Set One: I Never, Pink Pants, Wreckin Machine, Ramble On, Real Mother For Ya, I’m On Fire, Carry On, $$$$$Leftover Salmon shows are chocked full of musical prowess and their two nights in Fort Collins were no exception. With a new album Something Higher set for release in early May, Salmon has a slew of fresh material which made it’s way into the set lists both nights.This was some fresh Salmon mixed nicely with all the classics fans have come to love. The highlight of the first set was an unbelievable version of The Grateful Dead’s “U.S. Blues”, which segued tightly into Afroman’s “Because I Got High” before returning to the Dead favorite. They kept that vibe going with “Deep Elum Blues” before Drew Emmitt took the vocals on an Earth-shaking “Down In The Hollow.” They ended their first of four set with a bouncy “Sing Up To the Moon.”Salmon’s second set of night one featured some stellar banjo work from Andy Thorn, particularly on “Gulf Mexico.” The band unexpectedly broke into an instrumental version of Phil Collins’ “That’s All” righter after “Bird Call.” Drew again demonstrated his robust vocals during a top-notch “Bend In The River.” The rest of the set was a massive jam with extensive transitions including everything from the Salmon classic “Jack London” to The Who’s new-wave throwdown “Eminence Front.” They closed it down with “Morning Sun.” The encore deserves another paragraph, but let’s just say it was worth the wait.Setlist: Leftover Salmon | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO | 2/2/2018Set One: Mountain Top, Show Me Something Higher, Southern Bell, Colorado Evermore, Valley Of The Full Moon, US Blues> Cause I Got High> US Blues> Deep Elum Blues, Down In The Hollow, Rag Mama Rag, Sing Up To The MoonSet Two: Reach, Liza, Gulf Of Mexico, Bird Call,  (Sockeye – That’s All), Bend In The River, Live It High> Takin’ Care Of Business> Honky Tonk Woman>  Jack London> Live It High> Eminence Front> Morning SunEncore: New Speedway Boogie> Wake n Bake> New Speedway Boogie> Let In A Little Light[Audio: Eric Wilkens] Leftover Salmon | Aggie Theatre | Fort Collins, CO | 2/3/2018 | Photo: Nicholas Stocklast_img read more

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Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., & Khris Royal To Collab At Brooklyn Comes Alive

first_img[Video: LazyLightning55a] The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will host a special performance featuring the Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein, Break Science/Pretty Lights keys player Borahm Lee, Pretty Lights drummer Alvin Ford Jr., and Rebelution saxophonist Khris Royal. The band will blend New Orleans funk, jazz, and electronic music for a truly unique collaboration that perfectly matches the ethos of the beloved all-day music marathon, which will return to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on September 29th at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade.Marc Brownstein and Borahm Lee have been involved with some of Brooklyn Comes Alive’s most memorable moments. Borahm’s J Dilla Tribute was a true highlight back in 2016, and Brownstein‘s all-star collaboration with Magner, Joel Cummins (Umphrey’s McGee), Mike Greenfield (Lotus), Ryan Jalbert (The Motet), and Jennifer Hartswick and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) was one of the most thrilling sets in 2017. Of course, Brownie and Borahm’s iconic [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits project with bandmates Aron Magner and Adam Deitch—debuted at BCA in 2016 and now playing venues and festivals nationwide—has cemented their place as two of the BCA’s most reliable players and curators.Dumpstaphunk drummer (and Borahm’s bandmate in Pretty Lights Live) Alvin Ford Jr. and Rebelution saxophonist Khris Royal, however, will be making their Brooklyn Comes Alive debut in 2018. The pair—both staples in the New Orleans music scene—recently performed with Brownie during a much-talked-about late night show at New Orleans Jazz Fest called “Pretty Knights”, and, shortly after, the trio decided to bring Borahm into the fold for Brooklyn Comes Alive.With festival veterans like Borahm and Marc returning in 2018 alongside rising talent like Alvin and Khris, Brooklyn Comes Alive is a truly special musician- and fan-favorite event. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Each attendee receives a wristband that grants them access to every venue, which makes getting from set to set a breeze, recreating and paying homage to the club-hopping atmosphere of Jazz Fest by night.As Marc Brownstein explained to us, “The Brooklyn Comes Alive crew comes up with one spectacular collaboration after another. The new band with Borahm, Alvin Ford Jr., and Khris Royal is destined to be smoking hot, with some of the best new talents this scene has to offer, playing a unique style of jazz and funk-influenced electronic improvisation.”Check out a video from Breaking Biscuits’ debut at Brooklyn Comes Alive in 2016 below, and get stoked to catch Marc Brownstein, Borahm Lee, Alvin Ford Jr., and Khris Royal at the festival in 2018!Breaking Biscuits – “Little Fluffy Clouds” – 10/22/2016 – Brooklyn Comes Alive The fourth-annual Brooklyn Comes Alive will return to Brooklyn’s beloved Williamsburg neighborhood on September 29th for an all-day music marathon at Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg and Rough Trade. Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, Brooklyn Comes Alive brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. For more information, ticketing, and to see the full list of performers scheduled for Brooklyn Comes Alive 2018, head to the festival’s website here.last_img read more

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